One player the 49ers could easily target on day two is Boston College offensive guard Chris Lindstrom, who was awfully impressive during the 2019 Senior Bowl.
Lindstrom won’t be a late-round slipper, and his NFL Scouting Combine efforts all but ensured his draft stock is going to be on the rise. He ran a sub-5.0 40-yard time (4.91), had a solid 25 reps on the bench press and was in the upper echelon in the vertical jump (30.5 inches).
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Here’s the connection, too. NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein compared Linstrom to Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joel Bitonio, who worked under Kyle Shanahan when he was the Browns’ offensive coordinator back in 2014. So, it’s not too hard to draw the conclusion Lindstrom would have similar traits to the overall scheme fit.
Plus, Lindstrom’s athleticism and movement skills are exceptional, which would make him an ideal zone-blocking lineman. While versatile enough to be used at tackle, he’s likely projected to be a guard at the pro level.
That’s fine. Guards are what the 49ers need, currently.